American Citizen NGO Careers – Youth Health Services Officer at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: USA (American)
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and
passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative
solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected
after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change
through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows
in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About EGPAF:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF) is an international non-profit which seeks to prevent
pediatric HIV infection and to eliminate pediatric AIDS through research,
advocacy, and prevention, care & treatment programs. Since 2000, EGPAF has
been supporting PMTCT and HIV and AIDS care and treatment services in Uganda.
EGPAF-Uganda is a leading provider of technical assistance to Uganda’s Ministry
of Health, and supports clinical service delivery at the facility, regional,
and national levels. The organization works closely with the Ministry of Health
and other partners to increase access to comprehensive, high-quality HIV
prevention, care and treatment, and tuberculosis (TB) identification and
treatment services among women, children and families living with and affected
by HIV and AIDS. EGPAF-Uganda currently supports services at 234 health
facilities in 13 districts of the Southwest Region. EGPAF works hand-in-hand
with Uganda’s Ministry of Health to formulate evidence-based policies
supporting all persons affected by HIV and actively participates in national
HIV-related technical working groups and advisory committees. EGPAF plays a central
role in the revision and adaptation of the national PMTCT and ART guidelines.
EGPAF-Uganda has also actively implemented operations research to ensure scale
up of best practices in HIV clinical management in-country.
Job Summary: The Youth Health Services Officer will
work in liaison with the Youth and Adolescent Health Advisor to establish
youth-friendly services at the support health facilities. The Youth Health
Services Officer will also be charged with ensuring the smooth transition of
adolescents and youth receiving care and treatment services at the facilities
by supporting adherence to medications and clinic visits. The job holder will
facilitate the development of personal, social, and educational growth skills
amongst adolescents and young people to help them reach their full potential in
society.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Leadership:
·        
Assist
in the formation of peer support groups in the health facilities with a high
number of adolescents and young people enrolled
·        
Work
closely with the rest of the program and health facility teams to identify
areas for linking adolescent and youth to opportunities for skill-building and
income-generation activities
·        
Mentor,
coach, and support individual adolescents and youth on personal, social, and
educational growth and encourage greater social inclusion
·        
Technically
support and run arts-based activities, outdoor education, and sporting
activities as part of the overall establishment of the youth and
adolescent-friendly services
·        
Implementation
oversight: planning and monitoring
·        
Carry
out assessment to identify the needs of adolescents and young people, and
support staff at sites in the delivery of adolescent and youth-focused services
·        
Prepare
and submit monthly and quarterly plans for provision of activities for
adolescents and youth at the supported sites
·        
Work
closely with the M&E team, develop tools that are necessary for tracking
progress and issues related to implementation of activity plans
·        
Conduct
regular site visits for technical support and implementation progress review at
sites
2.
Documentation and reporting:
Document
and share lessons learned and best practices related to project implementation
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the GHC Youth Health Services Officer should be an American
who holds a degree in social science, social work, nursing, public health or
other related field
·        
Previous
experience working with youth
·        
Additional
training at the post-graduate level in management of reproductive health programs
is an added advantage
·        
Comprehensive
knowledge and understanding on adolescents and youth
·        
Demonstrated
ability to support adolescents and youth in various settings, including
outreach work
·        
Previous
experience in counseling and supporting youth, adolescents, and their families
·        
Good
report writing experience and skills
·        
Working
knowledge of adolescent sexual reproductive health policies and strategies
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing,
health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will
receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year.
Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC
programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds.
Fellows at EGPAF will live in housing close to the office in Mbarara, a
peri-urban center in the western region of Uganda.
Note:
The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local
currency, as determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by
the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express
interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016
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